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he Daily Nebraskan
Official Student Newspaper of the University of Nebraska
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1936
PRICE 5 CENTS
VOL. XXXV NO. 2.
EEKS GIFT FUND
AT BALL SATURDAY
Lavish Decorations, Famous
Band, Novel Program
Featuring Frnnkie JlaMors
ami his nationally famous dance
band, 1 lie annual Intcrf paterni
ty Ball to be liekl in the coli
seum .Saturday evening bids
fair to be the bright spot in re
cent social history. With the best
orchestra of the year, a decorat
ing scheme which should surpass
anything ever attempted for such
a party, and a novelty program
such as has never been offered
university socialites, the ball shuld
excell anything ever staged as a
university function, Ralph Eldrige,
chairman of the committee on
committees predicted Thursday.
Masters, whose melodic rythms
have led the activity in the largest
metropolitan night clubs and ball
rooms, brings with him a type of
entertainment such as the Com
husker campus has never seen.
Featured vocalists will include
Jack "Scat" Powell a product of
the University of Oklahoma,
whose, "seat" style of singing has
rated him among the nation's
leading vocalists; Allan Rogers, a
son ot England tho came to Amer
ica to warble his way to national
prominence: and Miss Carolyn
Rich, a native of Germany whose
silvery voice has been heard over
every" leading broadcasting chain.
The famed band is almost
wholly a university group and is
composed of men who know the
interests of midwestern students
having lived with them the major
part of their lives. Nearly every
major central university is repre
sented in the orchestra, including
the Uniersities of Nebraska. Okla
homa. Chicago, Indiana, Drake,
and Michigan. Masters himself is
a graduate of the University of
Indiana where he was a fraternity
man and where he began his
career as an orchestra leader.
Masters is not only a musical
director, but a composer, banjo
player, producer, and business man
as well. In fact, it was only a
chance invitation to accompany ,
group of musicians around the
world that pi evented him from
spending his life as a banker, a
career for which he studied dur
ing his university life.
The orchestra will journey to
Lincoln direct from Chicago, hav
ing only recently returned from a
lengthy run in the St. Francis ho
tel ballroom in San Francisco. A
lew of the many other leading
night clubs and ballrooms in
which Masters has staged success
ful performances include: The
Club Forest in New Orleans, the
Claridge hotel in Memphis, the
Baker hotel in Dallas, Lakeside
park in Denver, Meadow Brook
Country club in St. Louis, the
Clover club in Hollywood, and
greatest of all, the College Inn of
the Hotel Sherman in Chicago.
With a fitting air of Grecian
sophistication, the coliseum will
be bounded by massive columns
and ancient statuettes to carry out
a unique decorating theme. Deco
rations are being arranged by
Howard A gee with the help of
other members of the council. Art
work is being done by two com
mercial arts students.
"Never before has such an ex
tensive program of decorations
been attempted and carried out,"
Chairman Agee stated, "and it is
worth the price of the ball alone
to view the lavish Grecian art
work." Honored guests for the gala af
fair will include all the fraternity
house mothers. Other guests and
chaperons will include: Prof. E.
F. Schramm, Chancellor and Mrs.
E. A. Burnett, Dean and Mrs. T.
J. Thompson, Dean and Mrs. W.
C. Harper, Dean Amanda Hepp
ner, Professor and Mrs. Karl
Arndt, Dean and Mrs. Charles H.
Oldfather, Dean and Mrs. W. W.
Burr, Dean and Mrs. O. J. Fergu
son, Dean and Mrs. H. II. Foster,
Dean and Mrs. (I. A. Grubb, Iiean
and Mrs. F. K. Henzlik, Dean and
Mrs. J. E. LeRossignol, Dean and
Mrs. R. A. Lyman, Judge 11. D.
Landis, Judge and Mrs. George A.
Eberly, and Professor and Mrs.
Gayle C. Walker.
Tickets are on sale at the Moon,
or at Ben Simon and Sons de
partment store, or iim any. In
terfratemlty council member. "At
the price of $1.50 the ball is un
doubtedly the greatest offer the
Cornhunker campus has had In
years." President Jack Fischer
Dalby Calls First Meet
Of Delian-Union Society
Members of the Delian-Union so
ciety will meet for the first time
this semester at 9 o'clock in room
303 of the Temple building, Fri
day, Feb. -7.
Eugene Dalby, president, has
called the meeting to outline work
and make plans for the coming semester.
Full Afternoon of Varied
Music on University
Sunday, Feb. 16, is the date
set for the annual concert pre
sented by the university band at
the coliseum. At this time the band
will play a full afternoon of music
of a more serious nature than that
which they are accustomed to on
the football field. W. T. "Billy"
Quick, who has been director of
the band for the past eighteen
years, will direct the overtures,
marches and serenades. Altho the
numbers themselves are still un
announced, the program will be
one of wide interest, according to
TO VARSITY THEATER
THIS SATURDAY AT 10
'Prenez Garde a la Peinture'
Second in Series Brought
By Cercle Francais.
"Prencz Garde a la Peinture,"
the second in a series of French
movies to be brought to the stu
dent body of the university under
the auspices of the French de
partment and le Cerele Francais
will be shown at the Varsity thea
ter, Saturday morning, Feb. 8,
at 10 a. m. Ticket sales are pro
gressing rapidly. All those still
desiring to purchase tickets may
buy them at the boxoffice of the
Varsity theater Saturday morning.
The play is taken from the
comedy by M. Rene Fauchois and
is a French version of "The Late
Christopher Bean" which was pre
pared for the English speaking
theater by Sidney Howard. Amer
ican audiences also know the
comedy as "Her Sweetheart" which
was produced as a movie starring
Marie Dressier and Wallace Berry.
Lionel Barrymore recently played
the leading role in the radio ver
sion of the play.
Most of the fun m the situation
that M. Fauchois has selected oc
cures after Dr. Gadarin, who has
been a humble practitioner of his
profession for many years, dis
covers that one of his former
friends and patients, now dead,
was Mavicr, the artist. It does
not take very long before swarms
of art collectors are around the
little home in an inconspicuous
corner of Provence. It appears
that only old Ursula, played by
Mile. Charlotte Classis, is the sole
possessor of the discarded can
vases the great man abandons. The
most prized of all the portraits is
one in which the maid was the
subject and which she refuses to
part with. Most of the amuse
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NEBRASKAN BOASTS OF
READERS IN 29 STATES
Champions exist in almost every field of activity today
ami few people cannot cite at least several outstanding figures
to whom their plaudits arc given. Newest of champions in the
state of Nebraska, however, is the university Daily Nebraskan,
which must be acclaimed as one of the state's champion globe
trotters. Confining its jaunts tw
the North American continent,
twenty-nine state are visited daily
by the Nebraskan and its travels
take it from coast to coast.
Naturally the paper has its
largest following In its native
state, but large states such as
New York and California are not
far behind in their list of sub
scribers. New York City receives
the largest number of Nebraskans
on the east coast and Los Angeles
orders the largest group of papers
on tho west coast.
Six neighboring states of Ne
braska receive the next highest
PLANS DAD'S DINNER
National Officer Pays Visit
to Regular Phi Chi
Miss Alfreda Johnson, Lincoln,
first orand vice president of Phi
r-hi Theta national honorary busl-
unrnritv. visited the university
chapter at tneir regular meeting
Thursday night at 7 o'clock in El
len Smith hall. The purpose of Miss
Johnson's visit was to make her
annual lnspetcion of the society.
Important business taken up at
the meeting included a discussion
of the plans for the Founder's day
banquet. The banquet is an annual
affair at which the Phi Chi Theta's
entertain their parents each year.
The date for the banquet has been
set for March 7. Carol Galloway,
president of the organization, an
nounced that the committees work
ing on the plans would be appoint
AT SPECIAL RATE
Subscription Drive Meets
With Success, States
With only two days remaining
in which to subscribe for the sec
ond semester Daily Nebraskan at
75 cents, students were urged to
take advantage of the unusual of
fer as soon as possible at booths
located in the hail of Social Science
and the Nebraskan office. Accord
ing to Truman Oberndorf, business
manager of the publication, the
drive has met with great success
during the first two days and it is
hoped that sales for the remainder
of the campaign will be as heavy.
In addition to this unusual offer,
a free pass to the Stuart theater
to see the picture, "Magnificent
Obsession," on Saturday is being
given with each subscriptin. Names
of all students subscribing until
tne close of the drive will be taken
and admittance to the theater will
be gained by showing the neces
sary receipt at the door.
Students who desire subscrip
tions to the Nebraskan to be
mailed home to parents each day
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Students Less Radical Than
Untrained People Says
Politics of American college
students are definitely more con
servative than those of young per
sons not in college, according to
announcement made by the insti
tute of public opinion, following
results obtained in one division of
Its current nation-wide poll on
amending the constitution to give
greater power to congress.
There would be another amend
ment to the constitution and it
would give congress the power to
regulate farming and industry,
the poll reveals, if the youngest
generation of American voters
had their way. Ballots, represent
ing between eight and ten million
persons who will be eligible to
vote in their first presidential
election next November, show 53
percent to 47 percent of the group
in favor of such an amendment
College students, however, re
versed this decision by voting 64
percent "no," and only 46 percent
number of Daily Nebraskans, so
that university activities are fol
lowed by subscribers In Illinois,
Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, South Da
kota, and Colorado.
Subscriptions in the south are
numerous and the paper has gained
followers in Kentucky, North Car
olina, Oklahoma, Virginia, Texas,
and Maryland. States farther
north which also have supporters
of the Nebraskan Include, Wash
ington, Utah, Indiana, Rhode Is
land, Ohio, Connecticut, Wisconsin,
Pennsylvania, Oregon, New Jersey,
New - Hampshire, Michigan, and
Editor Supports Campaign
For Saner Conduct on
PLEDGES TO BE SIGNED
Pamphlet Outlining Causes,
Cures of Problem
Safe-driving stickers for auto
mobile windshields are available in
the office of the Daily Nebraskan,
according to Editor Irwin Ryan,
who in connection with college edi
tors throughout the nation has in
stigated a campaign to promote
safer and caner driving among
college students and to eliminate
In order to obtain the stickers,
drivers must sign the following
the Daily Nebraskan safety
campaign, I am making the
(1) I will drive sanely and
(2) I will not pass a car un
less I have clear vision for 100
(3) I will not jump traffic
(4) In traffic, I will be par
ticularly watchful of pedes-
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RELEASE OF NEW
Poetry by Noted American
Writers Feature of
Publication of the first number
of the tenth volume of Prairie
Schooner, internationally known
literary magazine of the university
probably will be completed by the
end of February, according to L. C.
Wimberly, professor of English
and editor of the magazine. The
proof is undergoing its third read
ing at the present time and if
work continues with the usual
rapidity, the writing will be ready
for its readers at the end of two
weeks, the editor announced.
Poetry will oe especially out
standing In ihis issue with works
of Harold Vinal, noted New York
poet, W. H. Gerry, close friend of
the late poet Edwin Robinson, and
numerous poets from New Jersey,
California, Michigan, Oregon, and
Washington, D. C. included. Mr.
Wimberley expressing his views
of the unusually impressive poetry
section, said, "the selections of
poetry which have been submitted
recently are Increasing both in
number and quality. This is prob
ably true because our poems which
have been printed in the Prairie
Schooner are being widely re
printed in eastern magazines." In
proof of his statement, Mr. Wim
berley explained that four poems
were recently reprinted from the
magazine in the Modern Story Se
lections and that the Fiction Pa
rade had also used some reprints
of the poems published in the Ne
Another outstanding article
which will appear in the coming
issue was written by Prof. Stephen
M. Corey, instructor of educa
tional psychology and measure
ments at the university. His ar
ticle is entitled, "West Dakota
College" and represents a discus
sion of an imaginary, yet ideal
As additional features of the
magazine a variety of short stories
are to be published with two
former students of Nebraska gam
ing recognition for their work. Ru
dolph Umland and A. H. Hartman
are the Nebraska contributors. A
philosophical article on intuition
forms another part of the spring
issue of the Prairie Schooner.
Pictures for the organization
I a ned below will be taken for
tt : Cornhutker at the follow
ing times next week:
Monday, Feb. 10 Farmers'
Fair board at 12 o'clock.
Tuesday, Feb. 11 Bets Gam
ma Sigma at 12 o'clock.
Wednesday, Feb. 12 Phar
macy club at 12 o'clock.
NOW ON HAND FOR
SIGMA DELTA CHI TO
HOLD SPRING SMOKER
Larger Activity Program
Sigma Delta Chi members at
the university met Thursday noon
at the Grand hotel and completed
preparations for a smoker for the
journalism students to be held in
the N clui) zooms in the coliseum
on Thursday evening, Feb. 13.
An outstanding Lincoln newspa
perman will talk at the smoker
Thursday, according to Eugene
Dalby, president. Men in the school
of journalism will be notified of
the meeting next week.
The journalism professional fra
ternity discussed and agreed upon
financial, educational and enter
tainment programs for the spring
FILE ENTRIES FOR
Deadline for Submitting
Presentation Plans Set
Sorority and barb groups are
asked to pick their candidates for
prom girl sometime over the
week-end to be ready for the fil
ings which begin Monday and con
tinue to 5 o'clock, Friday, Bill
Marsh, prom chairman, declared.
Deadline for submitting presenta
tion plans has been set for Friday.
Plans are required to include the
junior and senior presidents, to
fit in with coliseum stage facili
ties, and to be written out and
organized, according to Arnold
Levin, presentation chairman. A
list of expenses is to be included,
which is not to exceed $35.
"This promises to be our best
prom," Levin stated. "A number
of plans for presentation have al
ready been turned in, which we
will have judged as soon as pos
sible in order to start work im
mediately." A prize of $15 is
awarded to the winning plan.
Judges are Kady B. Faulkner,
Prof. F. Dwight Kirsch, and Prof,
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RIFLE MEET OFFERS
Women's Club Plans Meet
To Select Fifteen Best
Members of the W. A. A. council
met Thursday night in the organ
ization's room in Grant Memorial
to discuss plans for the second se
mester activities. The organization
of the girls' rifle club was of para
mount interest in the discussion.
It was announced that twelve
postal matches with women's rifles
teams in other schools had been
offered to the university's organ
ization. The rifle club, a sport club spon
sored by the W. A. A., will begin
its annual tourney Monday. At the
close of the campus tournament
the fifteen girls with the highest
scores will be entered in the postal
matches. The possibility of a
novelty contest with Creighton, in
which each of the competing teams
would have an even number of
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PROM QUEEN RAC
STOPS WHEN YOU ARE 16!
Did you know that after the average individual reaches the
age of sixteen his capacity for learning either ceases to increase
or increases much more slowly in proportion to the increase in
age than during the adolescent stages?
Until a youth Is sixteen yearso-
old his mental age increases almost
directly proportional to the in
crease in age chronologically. Con
sequently the average intelligent
quotient of persons' under the age
of sixteen is 1.00 or commonly
termed 100. After the person has
reached that age tba increase in
rapidity of learning or capacity of
obtaining knowledge is slowed up
until, if the student were given
the same sort of test that he had
taken at earlier stages in his life
and the result was calculated upon
the same basis, his L Q. would
seem to decrease.
It is because of this fsct that
after student have attained the
age of sixteen, they are no longer
given the conventional L Q. test.
Chancellor Outlines Program of Increasing Research
Work, Building Activities, in Address Before
Lincoln, Omaha Civic Groups.
Pleading for contributions for the newly established uni
versity endowment fund to supplement the ''broad and butter"
appropriations of the state legislature, Chancellor E. A. Burnett
appeared recently before Lincoln and Omaha civic groups. The
drive will soon be extended to other parts of tho state.
i o The dan proposes to expand the
BEAUX ARTS FUNCTION
CANCELLED THIS YEAR
Dtcight Kirsch Announces
Tea Will Replace
Announcement that the Beaux
Arts Ball, an annual university
function held on the campus, will
not be held this year was made
by Dwight Kirsch, head of the
Fire Arts department, a tea is 10
be held in its place on Sunday aft
ernoon, March 1, at Morrill hall
in Galleries A and B.
"The tea will offer variety in
presenting the picture," comment
ed Mr. Kirsch.
Mrs. E. C. Ames is in charge of
arrangements for the tea.
Entrants in Contest Must
Live in State; Work to
Prizes amounting to $25 for the
best original poster advertising the
forty-sixth annual art exhibition
are being offered to all Nebras
kans competing in the poster con
test sponsored by the Nebraska
Art association. This exhibition,
which will include paintings hy
well known contemporary artists,
will be held in the art galleries of
Morrill hall, in March.
The first prize winner will be
awarded $12, second prize winner
$8, and third prize winner So.
To be eligible for the contest,
all competitors must reside in Ne
braska. Posters submitted must
be 24 by 36 inches in size on heavy
cardboard. Only original designs,
which have not been submitted to
a nrevious contest, will be ac
cepted. No limitation is made as
to the number of colors that may
Anv stvle of lettering suited to
the design of the poster may be
used. The following information
must be included: Nebraska Art
Association. Forty-sixth Annual
Exhibition, March 1 to 30, Morrill
All posters must be received by
Feb. 24. The board of trustees
reserves the right to use any of
the posters submitted, for display
during the exhibition. Posters will
not be returned at the close of the
exhibition unless a specific re-
auest, accompanied by return
postage, is received.
All posters are to be addressed
to or brought to the Department
of Fine Arts. Morrill hall, on the
university campus. The name and
address of the contestant should
appear only on the back of the
poster. Winners will be announced
Prof. A. F. Jennes.i of the psy
chology department announced
Thursday. After a person has
reached the university age the en
tire principle is falacious and the
individual of seventeen years and
over would aeemingly have a lower
I. Q. than he had shown in pre
These results do not mean that
a persor.'; Intelligence or ca
pacity for learning decreases or
halts at that stage but rather
shows that after an individual
reaches this age his mental ac-
tivltv Hoes not increase a rinidlv
hrnr H Twrhana n-v-r
be able to learn or think consid-
erably more rapidly after he has'
reached this stage.
research work and building pro
gram of the university by chang
ing the institution from a strictly.
tax supported school to one sup
ported both bv taxes and large
endowment funds, the Chancellor
explained at a luncheon meeting
of the Omaha club.
Projects outlined as deserving
first consideration if the fund is
Building of a student union
Expansion of the medical col
lege's research work.
Building of a children s hospital
in Omaha in connection with the
Building of a university chapel
or "cathedral." as proposed sev
eral years ago by Prof. Hartley
Enlargement of the university's
museum with more specimens
from Nebraska's rich fossil fields.
An extensive investigation of
the races of men which flourished
in Nebraska before the Indians.
Creation of scholarships for
Creation of endowment funds
for specific professorships or for
the general advancement of the
A "loyalty fund" will start tho
University of Nebraska Founda
tion, Chancellor Burnett told his
Omaha audience. It is planned
that alumni and friends will in
crease the fund by contributions.
Suggested by the chancellor
three years ago, plans for the
foundation were then drawn. It
was decided, however, that it
would be better to wait before
putting the plan into operation. It
was recently decided to formally
announce the program on Charter
day, Feb. 14 but sentiment ex
pressed at the meeting in Omaha
Tuesday, were in favor of waiting
until commencement day in June.
Twenty-four trustees are to be
appointed by the chancellor with
the approval of the board of re
gents, according to the articles of
incorporation of the foundation.
TAXES NOT REPLACED.
The plan does not propose to
supplant tax money in the support
of the university, the chancellor
"It simply would mean that th
university could have ice cream
and cake as well as the bread and
butter the legislature provides," '
said the chancellor. "There are
some things for which we can
hardly ask the legislature, such as
the building of a university chapel.
In general, though the legislature
has prn-ided for the university'
expenses, we have fallen behind ou
capital investments new build
ings." The plan represents a radical
change in the policy of the uni
versity. It would make the school
similar to the University of Michi
gan, the University of Chicago,
the University of Iowa, Cornell.
Northwestern and the University
of North Carolina.
TO SOLICIT GRANTS.
The fund will solicit grants from
such institutions as the Rockefel
ler, the Carnegie and the Guggen
heim estates in addition to volun
tary bequests and donations. Since
such funds as the Rockefeller give
money only to certain designated
schools, and generally for specific
purposes , considerable negotia
tions on the part of university of
ficials will be necessary. Some of
the largest medical schools get
funds from Rockefeller for re
search. Nebraska's endowment plan is
modeled closely after that in ex
istence at the University of North
Carolina, which has a fund that
averages about $600,000 a year
from its contributions, even in de
pression years. The University of
Michigan, Cornell and other such
institutions have funds totaling
millions. Wishes of donors will de
termine to a certain extent the use
of monies In Nebraska.
The Rockefeller foundation
thirty years ago selected Nebras
ka as one of the schools in which
it would establish retirement funds
for professors. At that time W. J.
Eryn made an impassioned speech
in the legislature denouncing the
I ufpestlon as a plan of the Stand-
ard Oil trust to gel controlling
'grin on the unlverairy. As a result
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